I just finished my second week at a new job (though it won’t feel official until my first paycheck next Friday, when I can finally stop living off my savings). My job is 25 freeway miles away from my house, so I have to get up pretty early in order to be there by eight. This has had several ripple effects in my sleep pattern and my sex drive, and also gotten me thinking a lot more about the BF’s sleep pattern and his sex drive, and I’m starting to realize just how huge a deal these sorts of things can become. Read the full article
Okay, so let’s say you’re single and not quite ready for the hyper-competitive environments of the bar and club scene. There are plenty of alternative places you can go to practice your social skills and find dates.
Before I get to that list, I do want to say that the fastest way to increase your social skill is to hit the bars and clubs and mix it up there. Make as many approaches as you can and bank the experience. You’re going to get blown out, but suck it up because it’s part of the learning process. With that being said, I can totally understand if the club environment is intimidating and discourages you from making approaches. Read the full article
As you may or may not have guessed from the oh-so-subtle title of this blog, that’s exactly what I did today. Our pool filter had been having all these problems lately so we hadn’t really been out back much, but I guess the pool company finally fixed whatever was wrong because the water looked great, so I convinced (well, it wasn’t tough to talk him into it, actually) the BF to join me in the pool with a couple of beers. It was a little after 5 in the afternoon/evening which is still warm but not too hot out, and the sun doesn’t hit the pool directly any more, which makes it super nice. Read the full article
This post is part of a series of posts on online dating and Match.com. Check out the other posts here:
- Unlikely Superheroes: The Men of Match
- I Want A Tall, Handsome, Ambitious Man To Sweep Me Off My Feet Because I Love To Laugh!
- How To Do A Power Search On Match.com
- I Met My Girlfriend on Match.com
- Interview with Gary Stock, Author of “Bad Match” (Part 1)
If you haven’t noticed it already, there are tons of fakes, spammers, frauds inhabiting online dating sites. Match is a little better than a free site like plentyoffish, but it still has it’s share of fakes and scammers.
Where I live, I’ll probably identify one fake out of every 30 profiles. There are a number of tip-offs for spotting a fake and after reading this post you’ll be able to identify them too. Read the full article
In my life, I’ve noticed that my “favorite foods” are sort of temporary. There will be something that I absolutely crave and feel that I could eat at every meal (and almost do, for awhile) to the exclusion of almost anything else. I will be absolutely convinced that I could eat it every day for the rest of my life and never get sick of it. (Usually these items are from Trader Joe’s, for those of you lucky enough to have one in your town…yum…).
I have found that the BF and I also do this with our sex life (though I usually do get sick of the food at some point and never want to eat it again…that has never happened with sex!). We will find something that we haven’t done in awhile, or haven’t done before, and it will become the centerpiece of our sex life for a month or two before we become obsessed with something else and “retire” our obsession (though we still obviously bring it out to play every once in a while). Read the full article
Holy cow, have you seen this story? A woman, RoseMary Shell, was jilted a few days before her planned wedding to Wayne Gibbs in 2007. He dumped her by leaving a note in the bathroom and a check for $5000. She sued for “breach of promise.” She won and was awarded $150,000.